Based on our work, we have published a manual on providing ELA to people seeking protection, which aims to provide practical advice to lawyers, legal advisers and legal representatives, case workers and NGOs who provide legal advice and support to their clients during protection proceedings in first instance. We hope that the handbook will be used throughout the EU and beyond. Call our free and confidential helpline for information and advice on refugee and asylum issues. We do not advise asylum seekers. If you require such advice, please contact the free Migrant Help hotline on 0808 8010 503. ICLA`s programs respect local legal, cultural and social norms without compromising our commitment to promoting and respecting rights enshrined in international law. This includes the use of judicial or administrative remedies, customary or religious mechanisms, collaborative dispute resolution methods, and transitional justice mechanisms. Free orientation service for asylum seekers and refugees. Our opening hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Refugee Council offers a wide range of services, but we do not provide legal or immigration advice or work outside the UK. We hope the following links will help you get the support you need. Our ICLA activities help people assert and exercise their rights through information, advice, legal assistance, collaborative dispute resolution, capacity building and advocacy.
ICLA programs may engage in matters of public interest if it leads to a direct positive effect for more people or creates legal precedents that may lead to positive structural change. The Refugee Board does not provide legal or immigration advice. Choosing someone to help you is an important decision. On this page you will find information on how to find legal or migration advice for asylum applications. We are registered with the Office of the Commissioner of Immigration Services (OISC) to provide legal advice on asylum and refugee protection issues. However, we may need to refer you to other legal representatives practising asylum in Scotland for further legal advice on asylum and immigration law. www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/get-support/services/ you can find legal representatives in Glasgow here and in Edinburgh here. The Legal Services Program offers a variety of legal services, including, but not limited to: The Australian Refugee Council also has a library of information for refugees in various languages. You can find all the information on our website in this library, by language and by subject. DR CONGO | Violent land use conflicts are at the heart of many violent conflicts in Kasai-Central. From small fights between neighbors to the boundaries of fields to big disputes over which village can cultivate or exploit certain areas. NRC`s legal advisory team in Kasai-Central aims to find lasting solutions to these land disputes.
We can advise you on your rights and help you find out more about services and support in Scotland. ELA is also useful for those who have not yet applied for protection and want to make an informed decision on how to apply for protection. By providing services as early as possible, ELA protects the integrity of the proceedings by preventing unnecessary applications for international protection and by providing comprehensive individual advice and representation to litigants. You can always contact us at 02073466700 or email@example.com for general advice and guidance. Our team can suggest other organizations or services that are best suited to your particular circumstances. In Australia, you can only seek advice from someone who is a “migration agent”. This person must be registered. Consultations are only possible by appointment. Please contact your local office to check the legal services offered by the office and to make an appointment. As part of the asylum procedure, applicants for international protection are subjected to detailed investigations in a foreign environment without a clear understanding of what is expected. A strange and often debilitating experience that can exacerbate the trauma of those seeking protection. Through the Irish Refugee Council Independent Law Centre, we provide legal advice to people at this early stage of the asylum process before being interviewed by the Office for International Protection.
Scottish Refugee Council: www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/ If you are looking for legal advice or ad hoc immigration advice, use these links to search near you: If you are in Northern Ireland, please contact Bryson Intercultural for assistance. Migration Agent Registration Office, “Consumer Protection” Our ICLA teams work in more than 30 countries around the world. Here are some examples of the difference they make: we have no presence outside of England and have the ability to only support people residing in the UK. You can get all this information by selecting the language you speak via the link below. Read more about Immigration Assistance in Australia The Law Society: www.lawsociety.org.uk/for-the-public/using-a-solicitor/find-a-solicitor/ Early Legal Advice (ELA) is an essential pillar of a meaningful asylum system. Given the complexity of this field and the inherent vulnerability of people seeking protection, early intervention is as valuable and important as in other areas of law. The asylum procedure represents a considerable and probably unequal burden for protection seekers who must justify their claim as quickly as possible, cooperate with the decision-maker and meet a certain standard and burden of proof. ELA can help manage this significant burden. ICLA may have recourse to international dispute mechanisms when domestic remedies have been exhausted or are ineffective.
ICLA is also committed at all levels, including international bodies, to promoting respect for the rights of people affected by displacement. “After the NRC workshop, we reached an agreement on forests, which we are discussing. We agreed on how to divide the land and we said we would exploit the right side and they would exploit the left,” says Alphonse. All registered migration agents must provide you with a consumer guide before working with you. Here`s what to expect, how migration agents are regulated, and how to complain about it. Since 2011, our Legal Centre has developed an innovative model of free ELA for people in need of international protection in Ireland. The center found that ELA is especially important for at-risk adults who may have difficulty articulating its use, especially in an unfamiliar environment. Please visit our Contact Us page to get in touch with another branch of the Scottish Refugee Council. OISC: home.oisc.gov.uk/adviser_finder/finder.aspx Most people who want to come to Australia need help.
The law is confusing and changing rapidly. We only work in the UK and unfortunately cannot help with cases outside the UK. A complete list of available positions can be found in our jobs or volunteer sections. We provide support and assistance to people living all over England. For a complete list of the services we offer and the regions we cover, please consult our service directory. Hila Moss, Associate Director of Legal Services, and Jacqueline Bradley-Chacon, General Counsel. You can read this information in different languages. You can also get tips on using a migration agent (also in different languages). Please note that the Refugee Board has no control over those selected for resettlement in the UK and cannot assist in this way.
UNHCR is the organization responsible for identifying cases that meet the criteria for resettlement. Migration officers must act professionally. You should read what is expected of migration agents before paying one. You can also find out more about the asylum procedure in the Right of Residence Toolkit. NRC`s ICLA programmes aim to enable people affected by displacement to claim, exercise and find durable solutions for their rights. ICLA also aims to prevent the displacement of vulnerable people. ICLA`s activities are conducted in accordance with international standards and principles of humanitarian protection.